Mother City Magic
From its humble beginnings, 350 years ago as a vegetable garden for the passing ships, the city of Cape Town has grown from a melting pot of cultures to become a vibrant metropolis.
A half-hour drive from Hout Bay you can take a slow walk around Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront. With loads of restaurants and shops on offer, experience one of the most popular attractions in South Africa.
Visit Hout Bay’s melting of colourful people, taverns and spaza shops. Please contact a reputable tour operator.
Take a drive along the Atlantic Seaboard past the famous beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay. Upon entering Hout Bay, head towards the famous Chapman’s Peak Drive towards Cape Point. Have lunch at the restaurant in the Cape Point Nature Reserve and head back along the coastal road past Simon’s Town, Fish Hoek and Muizenberg.
Head up the East coast towards the little villages of Rooi Els, Bettys bay and Kleinmond.
Over and Under
Travel towards the village of Gordons Bay, passing the beach resort of the Strand. Have a refreshing swim in the sea before continuing over the first mountain pass, known as Sir Lowry’s pass back towards Cape Town.
Vine and Dine
Drive to the beautiful, famous wine route between and Stellenbosch and Somerset West and visit the Spier Wine Estate with a few restaurants and picnic facilities to choose from.
Toasting the Cape
Head towards Groot Constantia, the oldest wine estate in South Africa. Wine tasting is on offer and stay for lunch at one of the restaurants on the Estate.
West is Best
The rugged west coast has much to offer the visitor. Drive north toward Bloubergstrand, with its white beaches and stunning views of Table Mountain.
The city of Cape Town is surrounded by many small towns. These towns with names like Tulbagh, Ceres and Piketberg are important hubs for the farming communities in the surrounding area.
The Garden Route is named so due to its breathtaking beauty. Known famously for its oysters, the town of Kynsna is a wonderful base to stay and explore this beautiful region.
Cape Agulhas has taken its rightful place as the most Southern point of the African continent. The cape was named by Portuguese navigators, who called it Cabo das Agulhas, Portuguese for “Cape of Needles”, after noticing that around the year 1500 the direction of magnetic north (and therefore the compass needle) coincided with true north in the region